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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Pasadena

Providing Pain-Free Peace of Mind with Sedation Dentistry in Channelview.

If you’re in search of sedation dentistry in Pasadena and Houston area who prioritizes patient comfort, you’ve come to the right place with Dr. Khavari. While numbing agents have rendered contemporary dentistry nearly 100% painless, they aren’t made to ease anxiety or calm fear, which is why Dr. Khavari is specially certified in the use of nitrous oxide (a.k.a. “laughing gas”) for treating patients who need a little extra comfort during dental procedures. Nitrous oxide helps a nervous patient relax and gives Dr. Khavari a calm mouth in which to work.

The Sedation Procedure

Here are the basics of what to expect if you opt for sedation dentistry:

  • A small nose piece will be attached, allowing a precise flow of nitrous oxide that produces a relaxed disposition
  • You will remain conscious during the dental procedure and able to communicate with Dr. Khavari
  • Once the flow of gas has been stopped, the effects begin to wear off, allowing you to return to normal fairly quickly

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry has been a boon to patients and dentists alike. Why?

  • It relieves the anxiety many people feel about a trip to the dentist.
  • The brain is less likely to register pain under sedation.
  • A relaxed patient means less time in the chair.
  • Gagging is less likely to occur, expediting treatment.
  • It can change your perspective about visiting the dentist and put a positive spin on your experience.

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide is an odorless, colorless gas widely used for patient sedation. As with any type of anesthetic, there are pros and cons to its use:


  • Safe for both adults and children.
  • Provides fully-conscious relaxation.
  • No needles involved.
  • Works quickly and wears off quickly.
  • Patients can drive after receiving it.


  • Not guaranteed to reduce pain.
  • Possible short-term side effects (e.g., shivering, nausea).
  • Reasons to avoid it:
    • Pregnancy.
    • Cold symptoms.
    • History of drug abuse.
    • Certain medications are known for interaction with nitrous oxide.


Leaving the dentist with a numb mouth can be inconvenient and embarrassing. Something as simple as a glass of water can turn into quite a challenge and it may be several hours before you can speak properly. An injection of OraVerse can cut recovery time in half. As with any medication, there are possible side effects to consider, so Dr. Khavari will gladly discuss your suitability for OraVerse prior to your procedure.

Patient reviews

Patient reviews

10000% recommend Love Brushing! The staff is super nice and attentive the moment you walk in the door. Once in the room Dr. Khavari does very detailed and careful work. The bedside manner from everyone is great! The office is always clean and friendly.

- Melissa C

I absolutely love this Dentist!! I’ve been taking my babies here for almost 5 years now and I wouldn’t take them any other place. Dr. Khavari, Alicia, Christina, and Raquel are all super sweet, always so gentle with my girls, and are really amazing at what they do. As a mother, it’s the best feeling knowing your babies are in the best of hands.

- Jess

Top tier customer service good conversation and professionalism. Loved the end result of my smile.


My visit to Love Brushing Dentistry was amazing. They greeted me with a warm welcome and the waiting period was fast. Dr. Khavari and her staff were gentle and comforting. Dr. Khavari was so gentle and caring when I went in for my deep cleaning…I love how she gave me some tips about maintaining my cleaning and she was professional and her staff. I would recommend this dentist’s office anytime. I’m grateful I found my home..thank you Dr. Khavari and her staff.

- Veronica

Been coming for a few years now and my kids always receive excellent care and treatment. Dr. Khavari and all the ladies are very friendly and great at explaining everything. I referred my mom here and she has also been very happy with the care she has received. Thank you Love Brushing! 🙂

- Yolanda